Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Picked a few berries for New Years breakfast this morning. It does not get any better than this. If the rest of the year is a bust, the overloaded strawberry plants in early January will come to mind, and all will be well! A heads up for Valentines Day, as we will have luscious chocolate dipped strawberries for your Honey Bunch in the market. If they continue to produce like they are, there will be strawberry pie, strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake, strawberry fruit leather, and whatever else comes to mind involving strawberries. The market will resume regular hours this weekend, and will be fully stocked with milk, yogurt, kefir, cheese, honey, and ground well as huge, ripe, strawberries. The dehydrator is running again, so there will be some new selections of dried foods. An assortment of fruit leathers are in the works as the freezers are relieved of the tail end of the summer fruits. Christmas pretty well wiped out all of the goodies, but the breads, cookies, and candies will gradually fill the shelves again. After the Christmas flurry, the Farmers Wife is pooped, so it may take a week or two before everything is available. The seed catalogs are trickling in, so evenings are spent browsing through page after page of what will be available for the new planting season. As the New Year begins, the token New Years Resolutions are made. Bets are on, on how many days each will last before becoming one more unattainable goal, put on the shelf along side of  overly zealous expectations. Excitement is brewing for the new year and all that it will bring. Hard to believe that planting will start in another month. Keep your ears to the wind, not to miss the buzz about the U-pick season, the CSA, the instructional classes, as well as what's new on the farm and in the market. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!

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